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Hardie Tex Base Sheet 1200x2400x7.5mm | Blue board

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Product Description

Made by James Hardie for over 20 years, Hardie™ Tex Base Sheet is the original blue board. Hardie™ Tex Base Sheet is a strong, pre-primed base sheet that is finished on-site with a specialised texture coat system*. Hardie™ Tex Base Sheet is the original way to create a decorative, monolithic rendered look without the need for masonry.

Hardie™ Tex Base Sheet is suitable for use as an external cladding in residential homes, including renovations and extensions, where a lightweight system with a monolithic rendered look is required. For an even easier solution choose Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding, an 8.5mm thick panel featuring a v-groove joint, which has the render texture embedded in the panel.

*Products are to be installed in accordance with the relevant and current Product Installation Guide and Technical Documentation

Features & Benefits

Durable

Engineered to endure. Hardie’s fibre cement is resistant to fire, termites, rot and damage from moisture.

Speed of Installation

Gun-nail to timber frames or screw to light gauge steel frames.

Fire Resistant

Adheres to bushfire attack level requirements to BAL29. Fire rating up to 60 minutes when used with Hardie™ Smart wall systems.

Render Look

A fibre cement broad wall solution with a textured finish to give the look of a rendered wall without the weight or hassle of brick work.

Product Specifications

Product Code 400291 400294 401651
Length (mm) 3000 2725 2440
Width (mm) 1200 1200 1200
Thickness (mm) 7.5 7.5 7.5
Surface Texture Smooth Smooth Smooth
Effective Cover Per Unit (m2) 3.6 3.27 2.93
Effective Width (mm) 1200 1200 1200
Coverage Per Pack (m2) 108 98.1 87.8
Mass (kg/m2)* 10.1 10.1 10.1
Weight Per Unit** 36.36 33.027 29.6
Pack Weight (kg)*** 1220 1200 990

* M2 weight includes on the wall product only weight taking into account effective coverage. This excludes fasteners, sealants and other accessories.

** Piece weight covers the physical product weight per plank/sheet.

*** Pack weight includes all product and packaging in a full pallet.

Delivery Options

Wall Ceiling is delighted to offer plasterboard supply service throughout Australia.

For orders outside of Sydney, please email us at info@wallceiling.com.au with the items and quantities you require from our website, and we will promptly provide a manual quote.

Standard Delivery (7am - 4pm, Monday to Friday).

Standard orders are delivered within 1-3 business days in metro areas and 5-10 days in regional areas. Some products have a longer lead time as indicated on the product page.

Our office will call you before heading to your site. Please ensure adequate labour on site to help with unloading.

Please note:

Only select items are available for pickup.

Please give us a call before visiting. Our friendly staff may be out for delivery, and the warehouse might be unattended during your visit.

Delivery Information

Where does Wall Ceiling deliver to?

Wall Ceiling is delighted to offer plasterboard supply services throughout Australia.

For orders outside of Sydney, please email us at info@wallceiling.com.au with the items and quantities you need from our website, and we will promptly provide a manual quote.

How much do you charge for delivery?

Customer will receive an accurate delivery charge during checkout.

What are the delivery options?

Standard orders are delivered within 1-3 business days in metro areas and 5-10 days in regional areas. Some products have a longer lead time as indicated on the product page.

Bulk orders with weight greater than 1.5T may need longer lead time.

Who is responsible for unloading the materials off the truck?

Our delivery driver will assist with unloading materials adjacent to the truck. However, it is the customer's responsibility to move the materials beyond that point.

What time will truck arrive during the delivery day?

It's difficult to predict precise delivery time due to factors such as traffic and weather conditions; however we will make every effort to deliver within the expected time frame.

Our delivery driver will contact you in advance, ensuring you are ready for the delivery.

Do I need to be on-site to receive my delivery?

Yes, if you are not available, please kindly arrange another person to accept and unload the materials on your behalf.

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What is blueboard?

Discover the versatility and durability of blueboard for your construction and renovation needs. Ideal for veneer plastering, blueboard serves as a robust and moisture-resistant substrate that simplifies the plastering process. With its unique blue facing paper, blueboard is designed for easy identification and is perfect for creating a smooth, paint-ready surface.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Blueboard Joint

How to cut blueboard?

Blueboard can be cut using the score-and-snap method. Score the blue paper facing with a utility knife and break the board cleanly along the line.

The other option is to use a circular saw with fibre cement saw blade with diamond tipped, make sure a vacuum is attached to avoid dust which could cause health issue. 

What jointing compound do you need for blueboard?

There are a range of pre-mixed acrylic jointing compound could be used for Blueboard.

For small areas, Dunlop Fibre Cement Jointing Compound is a good option, which could be easily found in local Bunnings or Mitre 10.

For trade or commercial project, MAC Patch Fine Acrylic Joint Compound maybe more suitable.

How thick is blueboard?

HardieTex Blue Board is 7.5mm thick. Hume Prima Blueboard is also 7.5mm thick.

How to apply acrylic render to blueboard?

Acrylic render should be applied by a professional plasterer using appropriate trowels and tools for a smooth finish.

How to install blueboard?

Installation involves measuring, cutting, and fastening the blueboard to the framing with screws or nails, followed by taping and plastering the joints.

How to join blueboard?

Joints between blueboard sheets are covered with a special tape and then apply acrylic jointing compound to the joint, normally two coats to get a smooth finish.

Can you paint blueboard?

Yes, once the blueboard has been properly plastered and sanded, it can be painted.

Is blueboard fire rated?

Some blueboard products are fire-rated. Check the manufacturer's specifications for the rating.

Can you glue tiles to blueboard?

While it's possible, it's not recommended without a proper tile backer. If tiling is required, use a cement backer board instead.

Where to buy blueboard?

Blueboard can be purchased at most building supply stores or specialty drywall suppliers. Please Contact Us for more information regarding Blueboard.